Sara Goel is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow at Ben Gurion University studying Middle Eastern Studies and Conflict Resolution. She is passionate about Israel advocacy and has devoted her studies to deepening her knowledge on the roots of the conflict. As an immigrant to Israel from the United States who served in the IDF she feels that she can understand the mindset of both Israelis and Americans and and can effectively make the Israeli narrative more accessible to American university students.
Eden Jafar is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and a proud, outspoken leader of the Zionist cause and spreading the truth and successes of Israel. Coming from Great Neck, New York, Eden has deep and profound experience with pro-Israel advocacy, leading two tour groups, taking a gap semester at a Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and having the amazing opportunity to participate in Onward Israel and intern in Jerusalem last summer. In addition, he hopes to eventually serve in the IDF and raise a family in the holy land one day. He now spearheads multiple Israel and Jewish causes at Binghamton University, paving the way for a greater future.
Austin Pellizzer is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow from Ottawa, Ontario. Adopted from Russia, Austin has always had an interest in politics and discovered a love for Israel. As an active member of the pro-Israel campus community for over 2.5 years, Austin is excited to continue his journey with CAMERA On Campus.
Isabel Davidson is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow at Case Western Reserve University. Earning a degree in psycholinguistics, she focuses on the psychological rhetoric used in political propaganda. In addition to her studies, she works as the operations manager of the student center as well as a marketing executive for the research administration. When she is not studying or working, she is either at the university Chabad house, playing music as the lead singer of a local rock cover band, or creating kosher and ketogenic recipes for a blog.
Monica Sager is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow from Clark University. She is striving toward a double major in psychology and a self-designed major in journalism, hoping to become an investigative journalist. Monica has also been published in her school’s newspaper, The Scarlet, as well as her school’s chapter of Her Campus. She has written for her hometown paper, The Pottstown Mercury, as well as Worcester’s Telegram and Gazette. When she is not writing, Monica loves going on adventures with her friends, reading, and running.
Ben Stone is a 2020-2021 CAMERA on Campus Fellow at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Ben grew up in NYC, Philadelphia and Paris, but considers himself a New Yorker. As a CAMERA fellow last year, Ben focused on many issues regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, especially the lies spread by SJP chapters or professors based in the Research Triangle area. Ben is also a varsity athlete on the Duke fencing team and has represented the USA at many international competitions over the last 5 years, including the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel, where he brought back a gold medal with Team USA
Julian Michanie is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julian moved to the United States at the age of 2. Majoring in Political Science at Florida International University, he aims for a career in journalism. He was the Health and Science editor his junior year of high school and promoted to News editor in his senior year.
Sean Culley is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow from Richmond, Virginia. A student at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA studying Government and International Politics. After engaging with the several Jewish communities on campus, he felt a drive to further his learning in his identity and relationship to Israel. Among his greatest ambitions are to hold media organizations accountable for the role they play in spreading misinformation about Israel.
Sandra Marcushamer is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow from IDC, Herzliya, who is highly interested in negotiation strategies and diplomacy. She was born in Texas and eventually moved to Israel in efforts to further learn and sympathize with the realities and challenges in the Middle East. She aspires to one day make a profound impact that that paves a path towards peace in the region. In IDC, she runs a branch of Reservists on Duty and Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. Lastly, Sandra hopes to continue speaking up for truth and transparency, as it is the only way to bring about trust among nations.
Sharon Cohen is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow, born in Paris but grew up between France, Israel, Singapore and the UK. She studies Politics, Philosophy and Law at King’s College London and is the President of the Israel Society. Aside from her Zionist fight, Sharon is constantly arguing (and constantly right), eternally in a quest to find the best restaurants in the city and always waiting for her next trip to Tel Aviv!
Elliot Bloom is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow from Manchester, studying Politics in Leeds, who has a great passion for Israel! He is motivated to educate all on the various positives of the great country, as well as being keen to allow the truth to prevail when it comes to the conflict. He’s also really funny, to be honest.
Tamar Klajman is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow at University College London where she is studying Law. Despite being a citizen of three different countries she considers Israel her true home and decided to spend her gap year there, volunteering and touring the land. Tamar was president of the Israel Society at her high school and is the current Events Officer of the Friends of Israel Society at UCL.
Jordana Schiff is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and fourth year student at McGill University with a double major in Political Science and Islamic Studies and a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. She is the incoming president for her Israel on Campus club. Jordana plans on pursuing a masters in security studies and making Aliyah when she graduates McGill.
Elie Codron is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow from Brussels, Belgium. After 9th grade, he moved to South Florida with his family to live the American dream. After two months struggling with English, Elie decided to start getting more involved in the Jewish and pro-Israel community by joining NCSY and later AIPAC. Thanks to the trust of his peers, he got many different leadership positions in diverse organizations that allowed him to achieve a lot for the pro-Israel and Jewish community, especially in South Florida. He then decided to spend a year in Israel at Yeshiva Orayta in Jerusalem before starting college. This year allowed him to learn more about Judaism, himself, and the State of Israel. Today, Elie is a student at Northeastern University studying International Affairs, Entrepreneurship, and Data Sciences. He was the president of the pro-Israel club, Huskies for Israel, this past year, and just finished interning for the Israeli mission at the United Nations.
Harrison Garcia is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and is a premed student at Northeastern University, pursuing a double major in biology and business. He’s also a proud Puerto Rican Jew, a proud member of the queer community, and a proud Zionist. He’s into plant-based foods, the cinema, and public health, and hopes to someday help fix healthcare in America.
Sarah Schornstein is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and Junior at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Journalism and Mass Communications. Sarah is from Manalapan, NJ and is pursuing a career in International Media. Sarah has a history in Israel advocacy as she served as Co-Education Chair for GW for Israel, interned for AIPAC, Jaffe Strategies in Israel and more. Outside of Israel advocacy, Sarah is the Associate Producer of a GW-TV show known as District Debrief, she is the Co-Shabbat Chair for GW Hillel and she is part of the International Committee for GW Class Council.
Nathanael Harris is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow majoring in industrial engineering, economics, and minoring in Spanish. He was born and raised in Springdale, Arkansas. Nathanael is passionate about Israel, and wants to do all that he can to grow the pro-Israel community. He is the founder and President of Razorbacks for Israel, and his goal on campus is to educate students on the benefit of a relationship with Israel.
Anthony Bolchover is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow studying Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, but in his spare time he has a keen interest in exploring and further understanding the political situation surrounding Israel, as well as the wider Middle East region. He has been to the country several times, and plans on immigrating there in the foreseeable future.
Chloe Greenfield is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and recent graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelors in Health Fitness Specialist. She is now working towards her Masters in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo. Chloe has been working as an activist for Israel for over 6 years by leading both her high school and college pro-Israel organizations. Spearheading over 30 events in the last 4 years, she is excited to be part of the CAMERA team as she makes a voice for all pro-Israel students at the University at Buffalo over the next two years.
Eden Bouskila is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and second-year economics student at UC Davis. He was born in San Francisco, California but was raised in a small town in the East Bay called Brentwood. Eden has a strong passion for his Jewish and Israeli background. He began his Jewish education at Chabad of the Delta in his hometown. His hobbies include fitness, stock trading, and cooking. Eden is part of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and plans to go into finance after graduating from UC Davis.
Benjamin Zaghi is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow at the University of California San Diego, with a bachelors degree in Political Science. After graduation he hopes to take a gap year and live in Israel before continuing his education at a law school. When he isn’t studying for exams or planning events for his pro Israel group on campus he loves to play sports and go on hikes.
Tom Yohay is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow deeply interested in international relations, which influenced his decision to study geopolitics at Ben-Gurion University. In addition to his studies, Tom is active in several organizations on campus, such as Lobby 99, Selah, and Model UN. Since middle school, Tom has worked with different communities of all ages, including in summer camps, youth movements, underprivileged kids, children with disabilities, and more. At one point, Tom spent over a year traveling around the world, studying new cultures and languages.
Michal Rachel Amar is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow who grew up in Yavneh and currently lives in Jerusalem. Michal is double majoring in Middle Eastern studies and Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “I have always been passionate about Zionism, Jewish identity and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. I came to Jerusalem in order to explore more about the conflict, Judaism and the different cultures and languages this city contains. I love this city so much and believe it is the key for true co-existence.” Michal enjoys singing, reading and traveling in her spare time.
Tehilla Katz is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow who grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After high school, she spent a year in Israel studying Jewish texts and traveling. Following her gap year, she made Aliya and began a year of National Service at the Temple Institute. She is currently enrolled at Bar-Ilan University where she studies Political Science and Communications. In her free time, she writes a blog for the Times of Israel, lifts weights, and plays guitar.
Phoenix Berman is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and second-year International Studies major with a concentration in Mass Communication and Europe. She previously worked as an international affairs reporter from Brussels, Belgium covering human rights, religious freedom, and European politics. Phoenix is an active member of the UF European Union club and the UF Hungarian club.
Shannan Berzack is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and senior at the University of Miami studying Microbiology and Immunology with an immense passion and devotion to the State of Israel. She started Canes for Israel on her campus and has been president for the past 2 years.
Jesse Fox is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics).Jesse went to college knowing he’d want to stay involved with Israel activities. Throughout his time at Penn, he has planned and directed Israel Week, Penn’s largest series of Israel events.Jesse has also planned educational events through MEOR and the China-Israel Connection club. During his sophomore year, he was an Emerson Fellow for StandWithUs.
Sophia Rodney is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and rising Senior at the University of Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Communication, concentrating in Critical Journalism and minoring in Political Science. She is the co-president of Penn’s Jewish Heritage Programs where she helps Jewish students engage in Jewish philanthropy and networking and learn about Israel and the Jewish religion. She also is a member of the College Dean’s Advisory Board, which works with the Dean to enact positive change in the Penn community. She hopes to pursue journalism after graduation and help make media coverage of Israel and the Middle East more balanced.
Joshua Beylinson is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and junior political science student at Pitt. He writes primarily about Jewish issues, domestic political issues and American foreign policy. He is very passionate about Zionism and wants to go to law school after completing his undergraduate degree.
Aidan Segal is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and senior majoring in English Writing and Jewish Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Aidan is active in the Jewish community on campus, often working closely with Hillel JUC and Chabad on Campus, as well as a staff writer for the Opinions section of the Pitt News. In 2019, Aidan was selected to speak at the Anti-Semitism on Campus Today (ACT) Conference in front of 300 students from across the United States about his experiences with Anti-Semitism as a member of Tree of Life synagogue, and growing up in a pred ominantly non-Jewish area. After graduation, Aidan hopes to work as a columnist for a Jewish publication or in Israel advocacy.
Ethan Dayan is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and second-year university student studying Philosophy and Politics, with extensive experience in research and essay-writing. He specialises in domestic and international politics with a focus on Israel and the middle east backed by training in politics, law and various self-motivated academic endeavours. He is an active member of groups such as Model UN, debating, negotiation society and philosophy society. Through these mediums, he works to keep up to date in these subjects and exercise his skills to the best of his ability as a student and writer.
Harrison Kerdman is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and senior at UCSB double majoring in history and political science. Not caring about his Jewishness or Israel growing up, he had a rude awakening his freshman year of college when he attended his first student senate meeting, during which he was exposed to a debate about whether UCSB should pass a BDS resolution or not.
Seth Mendel is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and a junior majoring in Philosophy at the University of Colorado—Colorado Springs. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Seth’s Jewish identity formed from a young age, beginning with his private Hebrew tutor, Yehudit Sharaby, and participating at services and community programs at Park Synagogue. In 2011, Seth took his first trip to Israel with the Nesiya Institute, cementing his connection to Israel and the broader Jewish world. As a CAMERA Fellow, Seth hopes to educate his peers about the bigotry inherent in anti-Zionism and to promote a more inclusive, fair, and honest discourse regarding Israel and the Palestinian people.
Toby Irenstein is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and senior at Vanderbilt University studying Child Development and Law, History and Society. She was born in Israel, speaks fluent Hebrew, and sees advocating for Israel as imperative to ensuring the safety of Jews worldwide. She spends a significant amount of time volunteering with children and for Israel. In her free time, Toby enjoys reading and doing flying trapeze!